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Jeffrey Dorsey

My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for 4 years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV Sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I moved over to WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001 I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win 6 Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association , including 5 for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. My favorite music is the Blues. The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Chiefs are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City.
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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Not Registered? You Can Still Vote. Find Out Here!

The next election day in Quincy and Adams County will be on Tuesday, April 7.  Unfortunately, the turnout will once again not be what it should be. How sad is it that we have people giving and/or risking their lives fighting for our democracy so we can have a say in our government, yet people don’t take the time to vote?

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Time to Sign Up for Gus Macker Basketball

The 25th Annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Quincy, presented by the Quincy Exchange Club, will be held on May 23 and 24. The time to register is now through May 1 at www.macker.com.

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Chris McGrath
Chris McGrath

Baseball Cards and Bicycles, a Costly Combination

I was moving some boxes the other day at my house and I came across my large box of baseball cards. It got me to wonder about how many baseball cards I traded with my friends, and just how many I ruined just to make noise on my bike. My guess it was in the hundreds.  

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Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association
Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association

QPD Laser Shot Training Simulator to Be at The Quincy Mall

The Quincy Police Department's firearms laser shot training simulator will be on display to the public at the Quincy Mall this Saturday, March 21. For a $5 donation, you can test your skills and judgement in different scenarios faced by the Quincy Police Department.

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Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images

Don’t Miss the Air Force Thunderbirds or Navy Blue Angels

Two years ago I wrote a scathing article criticizing the government for cancelling all of the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels performances in 2013. Well, after that year off due to government cutbacks, the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels resumed their high flying acrobatic shows all over the United States last year and are ready again this year.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Batting Cage Opens April 3 and The Big Dog is Ready

With the advent of the 2015 baseball season upon us, the batting cage bug has hit me. The bug to go to the batting cage and smash some baseballs around is attacking me like I would a fastball. The bad news is that the Quincy Park District’s Batting Cage is closed. The good news is that it will open for the season on Friday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. That's 15 days from today. The countdown is on.

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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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